Obama ignores racial hate in news crew killings, but guns are more dangerous than terrorism?

Can a guy get more obtuse?

President Obama is feeling the wrath of social media after making an incendiary and highly politicized remark about the WDBJ murders shortly after the televised shootings that left reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward dead, and another woman injured.

CBS News White House Correspondent Mark Knoller posted what Obama had said during an interview on Wednesday. According to the president, gun-related deaths in the U.S. “dwarfs any deaths that happen through terrorism.”

The White House has been mum about the fact that the murders were racially motivated as described in the killer’s manifesto. 

And with the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks around the corner, social media users took Obama to task for his statement, and reminded him what Americans are up against. 

Obama didn’t hesitate to address the South Carolina murders committed by psycho-killer Dylann Roof as hate crimes motivated by racism. And some social media users are wondering why it’s different now:

Tweeters also reminded Obama of the massive gun violence in his hometown of Chicago — a city with some of the strictest gun laws in the country.

That would be like admitting defeat — it will never happen.

And then there was this gem:

Excellent point.


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